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Waterfowl Hunting from a Kayak

Take advantage of the versatility and accessibility that a small boat offers to duck hunters It was my very first opening day. The alarm had gone off at an unreasonable hour and...

Gear Review: Ithaca Model 37 Shotgun

A reliable, antique shotgun holds generations of memories in the duck blind In preparation for the upcoming duck season, I spent part of my afternoon cleaning my old Ithaca Model...

The Magic of Small Decoy Spreads

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to duck decoy spreads Decoys and decoy spreads can be a touchy subject with waterfowl hunters, given the wide range of advice and...

Greater Scaup – A Closer Look at the Blue-billed Diving Duck

The Greater Scaup is a Diving Duck with Coastal Hunting Opportunities The greater scaup (Aythya marila) is the only circumpolar diving duck, meaning it breeds in far northern...

Off-Season Yard Work with Your Retriever

Try these simple, fun drills with your dog for a better experience in the duck blind. Our home is a perpetual work-in-progress. Both my wife and I enjoy working around our two...

Gear Review: Dakota Decoy X-Treme Packable Decoys

Choosing the right duck decoys for your spread this season can be confusing. With so many options available, what’s the right choice? There are many fantastic duck decoy options...

Making Time to Hunt Ducks

With a little creativity, you can find time to chase ducks without spending all of your vacation days There is an unfortunate and pervasive sentiment among many in the hunting...

A First Encounter with Shovelers

Introducing a friend to a new area resulted in a couple of firsts for these duck hunters Waterfowl hunting is a lot like Christmas morning. . . or perhaps a birthday, because...

Duck Hunting Washington’s Columbia River

The mighty Columbia River provides transportation, irrigation, electricity, and excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities to those willing to learn her secrets. For an instant, I...

The Case Against Fair Weather Waterfowl Hunting

Foul-weather hunting can bring the best opportunities when other hunters are staying home There are many obligations in my life that distract me more than I’d like from hunting...